Aptos, California Broadband Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 8 choices for service in Aptos, CA that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Aptos by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||AT&T||DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||72.0%|
|2||Xfinity||Cable||600 Mbps||15 Mbps||99.2%|
|3||Cruzio Holdings||wireless||100 Mbps||100 Mbps||100.0%|
|4||Etheric Networks||wireless||80 Mbps||80 Mbps||100.0%|
|5||Razzo Link||wireless||50 Mbps||50 Mbps||100.0%|
|6||Sonic Telecom||DSL||80 Mbps||20 Mbps||68.0%|
|7||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|8||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Aptos CA Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Aptos have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Aptos compare to Santa Cruz County? The average speed in Aptos is 33.38 Mbps which is faster than Santa Cruz County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the California average of 26.06 Mbps.
Aptos Internet Access Facts
Fiber optic internet is available to 33.1% of Santa Cruz County residents
The average internet download speed in Santa Cruz County is 22.8 Mbps based upon 837544 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Aptos is 28.1% faster than the average in California and 3% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Aptos is 6.4 Mbps. This is 2.3% slower than the Santa Cruz County average and 44.8% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 98.9% of the Aptos population
There are 8 residential internet providers in Aptos, CA providing service to at least 15% of the city
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Aptos residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks AT&T as the top provider for Aptos, California.
How do the internet speeds in Aptos compare to other cities in California?
What is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
What download speed do I need to stream movies?
For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Aptos, California?
The following zip codes were used: 95003
Who has the fastest internet service in Aptos?
AT&T with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Aptos.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there are 2 DSL providers in Aptos - AT&T and Sonic Telecom.
What is an internet data cap?
Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.
Aptos Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 260+ channels
- Award winning voice remote
- Customize your plan
- Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app